Opened: March 20, 2011
Original Broadway Cast: Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon, Nick Adams, C. David Johnson, Ashley Spencer, Anastacia McCleskey, Jacqueline B. Arnold, James Brown III, Nathan Lee Graham, J. Elaine Marcos, Mike McGowan, Jessica Phillips, Steve Schepis, Keala Settle, Thom Allison, Kyle Brown, Gavin Lodge, Luke Kolbe Mannikus, Jeff Metzler, Bryan West, Tad Wilson & Ashton Woerz
With incredible costumes alongside a touching storyline and great pop hits, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a jukebox musical you don’t want to miss.
When Tick (Will Swenson) decides to take a journey west from Sydney to Alice Springs to meet his son (Luke Mannikus & Ashton Woerz, alternating), he recruits fellow drag queen Felicia (Nick Adams) and transgender woman Bernadette (Tony Sheldon) to accompany him and perform shows when they arrive.
Priscilla contains emotional moments by empowering the LGBTQIA+ community as they’re put center stage. Throughout their travels, the main three encounter many people who accept them, but also have many discriminate against them. Tick, Felicia and Bernadette also fight each other about beliefs and how they can act in public.
The show is incredible fun and will have you singing along.
Final say: They survive and thrive. ★★★★☆